Facebook Messenger’s latest attempt to hijack your social life

LONDON — Facebook really wants you to hang out and talk about your feelings. But, does it want you to have those conversations anywhere else other than on Messenger? Probably not.

Messenger launched a new and distinctly Snapchat-like tool complete with art and special effects on Thursday. The update lets users exchange photos with text, stickers, animated effects, illustrated frames and doodles. Sound familiar?

Hijacking your social life?

Peter Martinazzi — Facebook Messenger's director of product management — told Mashable that Messenger's overall aim is to be a place where people share their feelings, make plans and hang out. He added that this new update intends to "upgrade" the existing conversations taking place on the app.  Read more...

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